Breezy installer resolution

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Mon Sep 12 17:01:41 CDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 04:45:27PM -0400, Alvin Thompson wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 13:06 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > No. Vesafb (which is used if you install with vga=whatever) doesn't work 
> > on i810 and i815 chipsets, which make up rather more than 0.1% of the 
> > install-base.
> then if no current graphics mode works on all computers, perhaps the
> install should not use a graphics mode? i understand that some people
> think that their computer is more powerful/is working harder if a pretty
> picture is on the screen

The installer, as you may have noticed, doesn't display any pretty pictures.
It uses the graphics mode to display non-Latin characters, so that it can
interact with the user in their native language.

 - mdz

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